Peter Broodcoorens

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Uber CEO Calls MIT Study About Driver Pay 'Incompetent'

Uber and its CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, pushed back swiftly against a new MIT study claiming that the median income for Uber and Lyft drivers is just …

MIT

Karen Kefauver, Spin City: Celebrating 200 years of the bicycle

The road to inventing the bicycle was a bumpy one for Karl Drais, the German aristocrat who launched the “running machine” in 1817. His wooden, …

The bike at 200: World's craziest rides, then and now

Electric Vehicles

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Xiaomi's foldable electric bicycle costs just $460

Xiaomi may not yet have a drone that can carry people, but at least it has an electric bicycle now, <i>and</i> it'll only cost you 2,999 yuan or about $460/£307. The Mi Qicycle is the second product from the Xiaomi-backed startup, iRiding, who released the premium 19,999 yuan (about $3,000/£2045) Qicycle …

Wheel life and fiction: bicycling in literature

The psychogeographic links between writing and walking are a cult fascination, as though the rhythms of perambulation and those of the pen are somehow inextricably intertwined. But for all those famously inveterate walking authors, “street sauntering and square haunting” like Virginia Woolf, there …

Literature

Holland struggles with the problem of the ever-expanding Dutch bicycle

The Dutch have bicycles with crates in front of the handlebars, child seats behind the saddle – and even wheelbarrow-sized boxes for assorted bags, deliveries or infants.<p>But the multitude of ways of getting the best out of the humble bicycle are causing more and more problems. Almost 40 per cent of …

Bike Lanes

On the road: Ikea Sladda bicycle review – ‘Build your own Ikea bike? It’s either a masterstroke or a recipe for disaster’

‘Ikea to start selling bikes” is a nightmare headline for the friendly independent bike shop. Not only could the Swedish behemoth take any custom the internet hasn’t already siphoned off, but the bike shop will end up having to fix those inevitable DIY bike-building disasters when people who call …

IKEA

ECCE’s stunning bicycles blend high-end materials and sci-fi design

With commuter bicycles and mid-century modern design each making a stirring comeback over the last few years, it’s no surprise that cues from the latter have leaked into the former. A new line of two-wheelers made in partnership between Ridley Bikes and famed Belgian architect Pierre Lallemand are …

Dining Rooms

Lose Your License?: Ghost Rider Riding A Bicycle

This is a video of a flaming Ghost Rider riding a bicycle, presumably after losing his license for driving under the influence of demon spirits. The …

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The Wheelhouse

A great coffee shop can bring a neighborhood together. So can a healthy bicycle scene. The Wheelhouse combines both in a single Arts District …

Rapha + Herman Miller For The Tour Of California

The 2016 Tour of California kicked off yesterday and to commemorate, Rapha teamed up with iconic interior design firm Herman Miller. Rapha’s head of design, Alex Valdman, has worked Herman Miller’s textile designs into a series of eight casquettes — one for each stage.<p>Each cap will become available …

An Act of Pennants: Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook

For lovers of cycling and fine design, a highly-anticipated treat has hit the bookshops. Sir Paul Smith is a very public fan of cycling and an ardent collector of jerseys and memorabilia — a vast amount of which has been compiled into a new book.<p>Paul Smith’s Cycling Scrapbook is just that: an …

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The World’s Coolest Bike Infrastructure

Sure, bike lanes are great, but these cycling-specific tunnels, suspension bridges, and automated parking garages are what’s in for 2016

Wheels of Change: How the Bicycle Empowered Women

<i>Speed for escaping chaperones. Less burdensome clothes for riding. The bicycle's little-known role in equal rights.</i><p>"To men, the bicycle in the beginning was merely a new toy, another machine added to the long list of devices they knew in their work and play. To women, it was a steed upon which they …

Iconic Brompton Folding Bicycle Is Going Electric: Purists, Get Over It

The Mini Cooper. The Land Rover Defender. Short of those names you’d be hard-pressed to find a British industrial design as iconic or enduring as the …

Review: This Bonkers Bicycle Is A Cross Between A Road And A Mountain Bike

It’s often said that the bicycle is the most energy-efficient mode of human transportation that there is. And nowhere is this more true than the slim, stripped-down machine that is the road bike, capable of putting asphalt behind it at tremendous speed with little more than two legs and the forces …

Bicycles

Elements

Hand Drawn Steel: Bicycle Crumbs x Franco Grimes

The common house fly seems to be an odd choice for a personal symbol, but it’s one that illustrator Bicycle Crumbs has thought long and hard about. The fly logo made a recent appearance on the wall of a stunning collaboration with California’s Franco Bicycles.<p>Bicycle Crumbs is the pseudonym of an …

Out of one bicycle, many

From trike to bike and beyond: The transforming-transport trend reaches its zenith with the multi-talented Infento.<p>Bicycles are modular, which is one of the reasons they’re Earth’s most popular vehicles. If you want a different gear ratio, or stronger rims, or more comfortable handlebars, there’s …

Existentialism

Germany Unveils the First Section of a 62-Mile Bicycle Superhighway

Cyclists in Germany are getting their own form of the Autobahn. The country has recently opened the first five-kilometer (three-mile) stretch of a bicycle highway that will eventually span over 100 kilometers (62 miles). This special four-meter-wide (13 feet) path differs from a traditional bike …

Electric Vehicles

Norway now wants to turn oil profits into bicycle highways

Norway's plan is ambitious and expensive.<p>Norway is considered a model for how to encourage electric driving. While it is difficult to calculate how much the country has spent to incentivize EVs (much of which comes from forgiving the otherwise hefty taxes on vehicle purchases), it appears Norway …

Electric Vehicles

Germany's bicycle autobahn: pedaling nowhere?

Construction on a bike highway - hoped to connect communities to make high-speed, emissions-free commuting possible - is underway in Germany. But …

Bicycle

Motoren elektrische fietsen - Kooptips (Consumentenbond)

Bikes

Amsterdam Bike Symphony